When the BumpStep from WeatherTech is installed, your standard two-inch hitch can also provide you with protection for your car or truck’s bumper, either from other vehicles hitting your vehicle or from backing up. BumpStep also provides a boost for easier loading and unloading of your roof rack or pickup bed. Once it’s attached to your receiver, the injection-molded (plastic) step can absorb plenty of punishment and, as a cargo step, is sturdy enough to support up to 300 pounds. In addition, its theft-deterrent design, which includes a stainless steel lock screw and clip, means you don’t have to worry that your BumpStep will go missing. Order one for $50 from www.weathertech.com.



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